Where should I purchase my Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BaseballGeek, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. BaseballGeek macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2012
    This may seem like a dumb question, but some people say you should buy it off Amazon because the tax is pretty heavy when you buy it at the Apple store. Is this true?
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    I bought mine from bhphotovideo.com

    They have custom configs (I got the 13" i7/8/256), cheaper AppleCare ($95), free copy of Parallels or Bento, and no tax.
  3. BaseballGeek thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2012
  4. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
  5. stchman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    The MBA in 13.3" cheapest configuration is $1139.99. Best Buy sold me my MBA for $1100 + tax. It was slightly higher, but BB does give me the option of taking it back rather than mailing it back to Amazon.
  6. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Also if you want an accidental warranty. I am generally very careful with my computer, but you never know what might happen to a back pack with the Air inside when riding my longboard to and from class.
  7. Tfb macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2012
    I think you have to think about the return policy too, if there's any chance you're not 100% sure about the model you're choosing.

    If I'm reading B&H's correctly, you can't return a (working) laptop once you've opened the 'manufacturer's packaging'. Buying directly from Apple should mean no-hassle returns for 14 days. BB and Amazon also have more generous return policies. Amazon requires return by mail, which may be an inconvenience or may not matter at all.
  8. Nde macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I don't think BHPhoto do BTO MBP, or do they?

    I have been getting my MBA and MBP online at Apple via my academic discount. It's not a lot but little here and there saves my money.
  9. pizzafootbal macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2010
    I second this, got my iMac here. Only sales tax in NY
  10. tsboy69 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2010
    I was all set to go with Amazon to save the sales tax, but I needed the One to One that Apple offers. With this being my first Mac, I needed the help.
  11. Nerio27 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    I'm copying a post I made in a similar thread since it's relevant

  12. brbubba macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2006
  13. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009

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